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HER Number:MDV113075
Name:Possible Former Field Boundaries, Rockbeare Manor

Summary

Possible former field boundaries of potential medieval date are visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Rockbeare Manor. The earthworks remain visible as a series of ditches on Lidar-derived images of 2005.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 029 941
Map Sheet:SY09SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRockbeare
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishROCKBEARE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The boundaries are not depicted on the Rockbeare Parish Tithe Map of approximately 1838-48.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3063-64 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

The possible former field boundaries are visible as earthwork ditches.


Environment Agency, 1998-2012, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution), LIDAR SY0394 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005 (Cartographic). SDV357034.

The possible former field boundaries are visible as earthwork ditches.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

Possible former field boundaries of potential medieval date are visible as a series of earthwork ditches on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, at Rockbeare Manor. The earthworks comprise four parallel and slightly curvilinear earthworks which are northeast to southwest aligned, which are intersected by a shorter northwest to southeast aligned earthwork ditch. The earthworks occupy an area of approximately 3.67 hectares of gentle west facing slope. They appear to form part of a relict medieval field system, although if so, the layout of the field boundaries by the time of the Parish Tithe Map of approximately 1838-48 had evidently undergone fundamental re-organisation and bear little similarity to those recorded here. An alternative interpretation of the earthworks representing a series of drainage ditches is also possible, although is less likely given their cross-contour alignment. The earthworks remain visible as a series of ditches on Lidar-derived images of 2005.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3063-64 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357034Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2012. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SY0394 Environment Agency JPEG DSM 19-DEC-2005. [Mapped feature: #72416 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2015 10:24AM